Wednesday, 27 July 2011

La vie sur l'eau

We're back from a wonderfully relaxing holiday in France. We spent 2 weeks with my parents and my aunt and uncle cruising on the Canal Lateral à la Loire in my aunt and uncle's beautiful boat 'Decize'.




We spent long, tranquil days watching the passing countryside, reading, eating fromage and baguettes and enjoying a slower pace of life





I'd love to live in one of these pretty lock keeper's cottages.........


........or in a house with shutters like these.......


We explored some pretty towns and villages: Nevers, Fleury-sur-Loire, Gannay, Diou...........







The weather wasn't always perfect.............


 but it was a perfect holiday all the same.




8 comments:

Sara Louise said...

What a wonderfully dreamy, relaxing holiday :-)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

One of the most delightful forms of holidays, so pleased you had a lovely time.

McCarthy Designs said...

Welcome back sweetie. It sounds like a lovely holiday Sarah!

Pomona said...

I have never been to the Loire but it looks really beautiful - you have made me want to go there!

Pomona x

Olga said...

Your holiday is a perfect one! I enjoyed your photos and this post.

Amanda said...

What a wonderful trip you must have had. It sounds and looks like a real little adventure. I'm glad you enjoyed your time away. How's your pregnancy going? Hope you've been feeling okay, I'm starting to feel really and uncomfortable lately :)

Signe said...

Looks like you had the most amazing trip :)

Hugs,
Signe

Rebecca said...

I would love to do a boating holiday, looks like we were in France just after you, the weather wasn't always great for us either but it doesn't seem to matter too much there :) glad you had a nice time.